The Friends of Cherryhurst Park enhances, promotes, and advocates for this historic city park in the heart of Montrose to ensure it will be enjoyed by future generations.In reaction to a city budget crisis in 2010 that threatened to close Cherryhurst Park Community Center, Montrose neighbors joined forces as the Friends of Cherryhurst Park (FCP) to keep it open. Today this 501(c)(3) subsidizes bussing children to the park’s free after school programs, helps care for the 75-year-old oak trees, provides free ESL classes, and has new projects in the works (Living Green Wall and Art in the Park). As one young bus rider wrote, “Cherryhurst Rocks!”.
To strengthen and support the Cherryhurst Park (a public park located at 1700 Missouri, Houston, Texas) for the public good.
To keep the Cherryhurst Community Center in Cherryhurst Park open.
To preserve, maintain, and enhance Cherryhurst Park, CherryhurstPark Community Center, and its facilities, resources, and safety.
To recognize the historical significance of Cherryhurst Park and the Cherryhurst Community Center, a 1939 Public Works Administration building.
To work with Houston Parks and Recreation Department, the Houston Parks Boards, and other partners in providing educational and recreational services at Cherryhurst Park.